Definitions for stitch
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stitch.
a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
sew, run up, sew together, stitchverb
fasten by sewing; do needlework
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourself into stitches, follow me; yond gull Malvolio is turned heathen, a very renegado. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.
A simple bloody sputation of the lungs is differenced from a pleurisy, which is ever painful, and attended with a stitch. Gideon Harvey, on Consumption.
Many men at plow he made, and drave earth here and there,
And turn’d up stitches orderly. George Chapman, Iliads.
A stitch-fall’n cheek, that hangs below the jaw,
Such wrinkles as a skilful hand would draw,
For an old grandam ape. Dryden.
Etymology: sticke, Danish; sticken, Dutch.
Having stitched together these animadversions touching architecture and their ornaments, contemplative spirits are as restless as active. Henry Wotton.
It is in your hand as well to stitch up his life again, as it was before to rent it. Philip Sidney.
I with a needle and thread stitch’d up the artery and the wound. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
To practise needlework.
A stitch is a single unit of thread or yarn that is looped or intertwined with others to form a fabric or a wound closure in sewing, knitting, embroidery, or suturing. It can also refer to the process or the action of producing these loops, or to a sharp, localized pain, often associated with physical exertion.
a single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made
a single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch
a space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance
a local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side
a contortion, or twist
any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes
to form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom
to sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet
to form land into ridges
to practice stitching, or needlework
Etymology: [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See Stick, v. i.]
Stitch is the name of the genetic experiment 626, and the main protagonist of the Lilo & Stitch films and television program, also made into a video game. Originally created to cause chaos across the galaxy, he is marked by his mischievous behavior, traits that endear him to his friend Lilo, who adopted him as her puppy dog. He is voiced by his creator and the film's co-director, Chris Sanders.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stich, n. a pass of a needle and thread, the part of the thread left in the fabric, a single loop or link: the kind of work produced by stitching—buttonhole-stitch, cross-stitch, &c.: the space between two double furrows: a fastening, as of thread or wire, through the back of a book to connect the leaves: an acute pain, a sharp spasmodic pain, esp. in the intercostal muscles: a bit of clothing, a rag.—v.t. to sew so as to show a regular line of stitches: to sew or unite.—v.i. to practise stitching.—ns. Stitch′er; Stitch′ery (Shak.), needle-work; Stitch′ing, the act of one who stitches: needle-work done in such a way that a continuous line of stitches appears on the surface; Stitch′wort, a genus of slender plants, including the chickweed, so called because once believed to cure 'stitch' in the side. [A.S. stice, a prick; Ger. sticken, to embroider; conn. with stick.]
Song lyrics by stitch -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by stitch on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stitch is ranked #100302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Stitch surname appeared 180 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stitch.
63.8% or 115 total occurrences were White.
28.3% or 51 total occurrences were Black.
5% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'stitch' in Nouns Frequency: #2182
The numerical value of stitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.
Just imagine, you have to take every stitch of clothing you own and put it in the garbage, the best analogy I tell people is, 'What if you moved to Bolivia tomorrow, how much would it cost to start a totally new life?'.
Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches.
Anyone who is able to win in the Republican Party has to be able to bring together the disparate elements of the Reagan coalition, you've got to be able to bring together conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians, and stitch together a winning majority.
The world isn't getting less complex, it's more, so how do you stitch that together ?
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Translations for stitch
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- puntCatalan, Valencian
- Strickmuster, Seitenstechen, Masche, Stich, StechenGerman
- πόντος, βελονιά, σφάχτης, ραφή, πλέξηGreek
- punto, puntadaSpanish
- tikki, pistos, ommel, pisto, kudosFinnish
- point, crampe, maille, point de côtéFrench
- lùbScottish Gaelic
- lhoob, whaaleyManx
- հատ, օղակArmenian
- maglia, puntoItalian
- ლამბი, ნაკერიGeorgian
- ponto, pontadaPortuguese
- петля, стежокRussian
- stickning, söm, maska, tråd, mjälthugg, håll, stygnSwedish
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